59. Mr. Vane
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the last grant was authorised for the general improvement of rural transport under Section 1 (1) (d) of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
The powers under Section 1 (1) (d) of the Act were, in general, transferred to the Minister of Transport by Section 17 (1) of the Ministry of Transport Act, 1919, but have not been exercised. Records are not available to show whether any advances from the Development Fund were made between 1909 and 1919.